Professor Ogunniran Kehinde, Professor/Dean

Department/Unit: Chemistry/Biochemistry

Position: Professor/Dean


Professor Ogunniran Kehinde Olurotimi has established himself both as an academic and a researcher in the areas of Inorganic Synthesis and Material Chemistry. He is a graduate of University of Ilorin, Nigeria with B.Sc. (1999) and M.Sc. (2003) in Chemistry. He has Ph.D (Chemistry) from Covenant University, Nigeria in 2014. He started his academic career as Assistance Lecturer at Igbinedion University, Okada in 2005 before joining Covenant University in Dec., 2006. He teaches Inorganic/Physical/Industrial chemistry courses. Professor Ogunniran, K. O. was a recipient of TWAS fellowship in 2012 to complete his PhD research work at Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India. He also won TWAS-CSIR postdoctoral fellowship to Central Electrochemical Research Institute in India in 2017. He is presently in collaboration with Dr R. Thangamuthu at Central Electrochemical Research Institute, India on material for energy Study. He has been actively involved in research through self-initiation and collaboration with other researchers and this has led to publications in accredited/peer-reviewed scientific journals. Prof. Ogunniran, K. O. is a distinguish Professor who is involved with teaching and projects/research supervision at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He was appointed Director of Research and Innovations at Kampala International University, Kampala, Uganda in 2018. He is presently an external examiner for Chemistry Department, Lagos State University, Lagos and Dean of College of Pure and Applied Sciences, Caleb University, Imota, Lagos.


1. Akinlolu K., Shailendra T., Ogunniran K. O., Encaged Cu2+/Co2+ zeolite materials as efficient and reusable catalysts for oxidation of styrene. Bulletin of Chem. Soc. of Ethopia, (2023) (acceptable for publication).


2. Nlebemuo M. T., Ogunniran K. O., Synthesis and Characterization of Manganese Metal Complexes as Potential Material for Dye sensitized solar cell, J. of Material Sc. (2023) (Acceptable for publication)


3. O. C. Olawole, D. K. De, O. F. Olawole, R. Lamba, E. S. Joel, S. O. Oyedepo, A. A. Ajayi, O. A. Adegbite, F. I. Ezema, S. Naghdi, T. D. Olawole, O. O. Obembe, K. O. Ogunniran, Progress in the experimental and computional methods of work function evaluation of materials: A review, Heliyon, 8 (2022) e11030.


4. K.O. Ogunniran, G. Murugadoss, R.Thangamuthu, P. Periasamy, Evaluation of nanostructured Nd0.7Co0.3FeO3 perovskite obtained via hydrothermal method as anode material in Li-ion battery. Material Chemistry and Physics, 248 (2020) 122944. IF=2.74


5. K. O. Ogunniran, G. Murugadoss, R. Thangamuthu, Nanostructured Gd0.9Bi0.1FeO3 perovskite: Synthesis and investigation on morphology, optical, fluorescence and magnetic properties, Solid State Sciences, 93 (2019) 87-94. IF=2.155


6. K. O. Ogunniran, G. Murugadoss, R. Thangamuthu, S.T. Nishanthi, Nanostructured CeO2/FeO3/Mn-rGO composite as anode material in Li-ion battery, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 786 (2019) 873-883. IF=4.17


7. K. O. Ogunniran, G. Murugadoss, R. Thangamuthu, J. Karthikeyan, P. Murugan, (2019) Integration of phenylammoniumiodide (PAI) as a surface coating molecule towards ambient stable MAPbI3 perovskite for solar cell application, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 191 (2019) 316–328. IF=6.019


8. Kayode Akinlolu, Bangboye Omolara, Ogunniran Kehinde, Tripathi Shailendra, Synthesis and characterization of A site doped lanthanum-based perovskite catalyst for oxidation of soot, Material Science and Engineering, 509, 012062, 2019.


9. Kayode Akinlolu, Bangboye Omolara, Ogunniran Kehinde, Tripathi Shailendra, Manoj Kumar, Synthesis and characterization of Cu(II) and Co(II) encapsulated metal complexes in zeolite-Y for the oxidation of phenol and benzene. Material Science and Engineering, 509, 012061, 2019.


10. K. O. Ogunniran*, G. Murugadoss, R. Thangamuthu, P. Periasamy, (2018) All inorganic based Nd0.9Mn0.1FeO3 perovskite for Li-ion Battery application: Synthesis, Structural and morphological investigation. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 766 (2018) 1014-1023. IF=4.17


11. Ogunniran Kehinde Olurotimi, Adekoya Joseph Adeyemi, Bamgboye Omolara Agbeke, Ojo Olajumoke, Siyanbola Tolutope Oluwasegun and Ezenkeanyi Godfery Sunday, 2017, Structural and Biological Activity Study of (E)-N’- (5-Chloro-2-Hydroxybenzylidene)Nicotinohydrazide)[H2L] and some of its Divalent Metal Complexes, Oriental Journal of Chemistry, 33, (4): 1623-1635.


12. T.O. Siyanbola, A. F. Akinsola, O. R. Obanla, A. A. Adebisi, A. A. Akinsiku, I. O. Olanrewaju, K. O. Ogunniran, O. S. Taiwo, K. O. Ajanaku and O. A. Bamgboye, 2017, studies on the antibacterial and anticorrosive properties of synthesized hybrid polyurethane

composites from castor seed oil, RASAYAN J. Chemistry, 10 (3) 1003 - 1014.


13. T. O. Siyanbola, A. F. Akinsola, J.A. Adekoya, K.O. Ogunniran, O.A. Jokotagba, A. Edobor-Osoh, C. O. Akintayo, O. Olaofe, E.T. Akintayo, 2016, Spectroscopic Examinations, Antimicrobial and Anti-corrosive Evaluations of Polyurethanes Synthesized from Thevetia Peruviana Seed Oil, Oriental Journal of Chemistry, 32, (1): 349-358.


14. Kehinde Olurotimi Ogunniran, Joseph Adeyemi Adekoya, Cyril Ehi-Eromosele,

Olayinka Oyewale Ajani, Akinlolu Kayode and Tadigoppula Narender, 2016, (E)-N'-(2, 4-dihydroxybenzylidene)nicotinohydrazide and its Metal Complexes: Synthesis, Characterisation and Antitubercular Activity, Pak. j. sci. ind. res. Ser. A: Physical Sciences, 59(2):63-75.


15. Ehi-Eromosele C.O., Ita B.I., Iweala E.E., Ogunniran K.O., Adekoya J.A., Siyanbola T.O.,Silica Functionalized Magnesium Ferrite Nanocomposites for Potential, Biomedical Applications: Preparation, Characterization and Enhanced Colloidal Stability Studies, 2016, Journal of Nano Research, 40, 146-157. (Scopus and Thomson Reuters Indexed)


16. C.O. Ehi-Eromosele, B.I. Ita, E.E.J. Iweala, K.O. Ogunniran, J.A. Adekoya, F.E. Ehi-Eromosele, 2016, Structural and magnetic characterization of La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 nanoparticles obtained by the citrate-gel combustion method: Effect of fuel to oxidizer ratio, Ceramics International, 42, (1), Part A, 2016, 636–643. (Scopus and Thomson Reuters Indexed) IF = 2.605


17. Kehinde O. Ogunniran, Joseph A. Adekoya, Cyril O. Ehi-Eromosele, Akinlolu Kayode, Micheal A. Mesubi and Tadigoppula Narender, 2015, Transition Metal Complexes of (E)-N’-(4-cyanobenzylidene)nicotinohydrazide): Synthesis, Structural and Anti-Mycobacterial Activity Study, Journal of Applied Sciences 15 (10): 1210-1222. (Scopus Indexed)


18. Adekoya, J.A., Dare, E.O., Ogunniran, K.O., Olanrewaju, I.O., Revaprasadu, N., 2015, Tandem synthesis of some low and high indexed monometallic nanoparticles in polyols, poly(vinylpyrrolidone), trisodium citrate and dodecanethiol matrices, Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures. 10 (4) 1311 – 1327. (Scopus and Thomson Reuters Indexed) IF = 0.956


19. P. A. L. Anawe , C. U. Obi , S. S. Mehdi , K. O. Ogunniran , B. I. Ita , and C. O. EhiEromosele, 2015, Experimental and Theoretical Studies of (E)-N'-1(4 propylbenzylidene)nicotinohydrazide as Corrosion Inhibitor of Mild Steel in 1 M HCl, Protection of Metals and Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, 51,(3) 458–466. (Thomson Reuter and Scopus Indexed) IF=0.74


20. O.O. Ajani, O.B. Familoni, D.V. Aderohunmu, K.O. Ogunniran, J.A. Adekoya and I.O. Olanrewaju, 2015. Comparative Study of the Antibacterial Activity of N, N-Diethylamido Substituted p-Toluenesulfonamides to their α-Toluenesulfonamide Counterparts. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 18: 166-172. (Scopus Indexed)


21. KO Ogunniran, MA Mesubi, JA Adekoya, OO Siyanbola, AI Inegbinebor, OO Ojo, AE Adedapo, A Edobor-Osoh and T Narender (2015) Synthesis of (E)-N’-(5-bromo-2-hydroxybenzylidene)nicotinohydrazide) and its Pt(II), Zn(II), Mn(II), Ni(II) and Mo(V) complexes as potential anti-tubercular agent, Canadian Journal of Pure and applied Sciences. 9 (2): 3519 - 3534.


22. Kehinde Olurotimi Ogunniran, Micheal Adediran Mesubi, K. V. S. N. Raju and Tadigoppula Narender (2014) Structural and in vitro anti-tubercular activity study of (E)-7N’-(2,6-dihydroxybenzylidene)nicotinohydrazide and some transition metal complexes, Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society, DOI 10.1007/S13738-014-0544-1 (Scopus Indexed) IF= 1.087


23. Ogunniran, KO, Adekoya, JA, Siyanbola, TO, Ajayeoba, TA and Inegbenebor, AI (2013) Synthesis, Antibacterial and Toxicology Study of MN(II), Co(II) and Ni(II) Metal Complexes of Sulfadoxine Mixed with Pyrimethamine. Canadian Journal of Pure and applied Sciences. 7 (3): 2619 - 2627.


24. K. O. Ogunniran, O. O. Ajani, C. O. Ehi-Eromosele, J. A. Obaleye, J. A. Adekoya and C. O. Ajanaku (2012) Cu(II) and Fe(III) complexes of sulphadoxine mixed with pyramethamine: Synthesis, characterization, antimicrobial and toxicology study, International Journal of Physical Sciences, 7 (13): 1998 – 2005. (Scopus Indexed)


25. Olusola O. James, Sudip Maity, M. Adediran Mesubi, Kehinde O. Ogunniran, Tolu O. Siyanbola, Satanand Sahub and Rashmi Chaubey (2011) Towards reforming technologies for production of hydrogen exclusively from renewable resources, Green Chem., 13: 2272. (Scopus Indexed) IF= 1.36 5


26. Ogunniran K. O.*, Ajanaku K. O., James O. O., Ajani O. O., Nwinyi, O. C., and Allensela M. A. (2008) Fe(III) and Co(II) complexes of mixed antibiotics: synthesis, characterization, antimicrobial potential and their effect on alkaline phosphatase activities of selected rat tissues, International Journal of Physical Sciences, Vol. 3 (8), pp. 212-219. (Scopus Indexed)


27. Ogunniran K. O.*, Ajanaku K. O., James O. O., Ajani O. O., Nwinyi, O. C.,

Omonhimin C.A. and Allensela M. A. (2008) Structural and antimicrobial potential of some mixed-antibiotics complexed with transition metals and their effects on alkaline phosphatase activities of selected rat tissues, Scientific Research and Essay, 3 (8): 123-131. (Scopus Indexed)


28. Ogunniran, K. O.*, Ajanaku, K. O., James, O. O., Ajani, O. O., Adekoya, J. A. and Nwinyi, O. C. (2008) Synthesis, characterization, antimicrobial activity and toxicology study of some metal complexes of mixed antibiotics. African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2 (7): 069-074.


29. Ogunniran, K. O.*, Tella, A.C., Yakubu, M.T., and Alensela, M. A. (2007) Synthesis, physical properties, antimicrobial potentials of some antibiotics complexed with transition metals and their effects on alkaline phosphatase activities of selected rat tissues. African Journal of Biotechnology, 6 (10): 1202-1208. (Scopus Indexed) IF= 0.564


30. Ogunbiyi, I.F*, Ogunniran, K.O., Bello, M.O. and Ibrahim, A.O. (2006) Nutritional values of Brachytrupes Membranaceus (Orthoptera Gryllidae) found in Nigeria, Science Focus, 11(2): 29-30.


31. Ajani O. O., Ogunniran K. O.*, Obafemi, C.A., Ikpo, C.O., and Nwinyi, O. C., (2009) Comparative study of microwave assisted and conventional synthesis of novel 2-quinoxalinone-3- hydrazone derivatives and its spectroscopic properties, International Journal of Physical Sciences, 4 (4): 156-164. (Scopus Indexed)


32. Ajani, O. O., Craig, A. O., Ikpo, C. O., Ogunniran, K. O. and Obinna, C. N., (2009) microwave-assisted synthesis and antibacterial activity of some pyrazol-1-ylquinoxalin-2(1H)-one derivatives, Heterocyclic Chemistry, 11: 1703-1713. (Scopus Indexed) IF= 0.787


33. O.O. James, M.A. Mesubi, L.A. Usman, S.O. Yeye, K.O. Ajanaku, K.O. Ogunniran, O.O. Ajani and T.O. Siyanbola. (2009) Physical characterisation of some honey samples from North-central Nigeria, International Journal of Physical Sciences. 4(9): 464 - 470.


34. James O. Olusola, Ajanaku K. Oluseyi, Ogunniran O. Kehinde, Ajani O.Olayinka, John M. Oluwatosin (2009) Adsorption Behaviour of [(4-Hydroxy-6 methyl-2-oxo-2Hpyran-3-yl)-(4-methoxy-phenyl)-1methyl]-urea on Stainless Steel in Phosphoric Media, Portugaliae Electrochimica Acta, 27(5), 591-598.


35. Nwinyi, Obinna C., Chinedu, Nwodo S., Ajani, Olayinka O., Ikpo Chinwe.O and Ogunniran, Kehinde O. (2009) Antibacterial effects of extracts of Ocimum gratissimum and piper guineense on Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus, African Journal of Food Science, 3(3): 077-081.


36. Ajanaku, K.O., Dawodu, F.A., James, O.O., Ogunniran K.O., Ajani, O.O. and Nwinyi, O.C. (2010) Histological studies of brewery spent grains in dietary protein formulation in Donryu rats. Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences. 4(2): 1179-1185.


37. Ajanaku, K.O., Ogunniran, K.O., Ajani, O.O., James, O.O. and Nwinyi, O.C. (2010) Improvement of nutritive value of sorghum-ogi fortified with pawpaw (Carica papaya L.) Fruit, Vegetable and Cereal Science and Biotechnology. 4(1): 98-101


38. James, O.O., Ajanaku, K.O., Ogunniran, K. O., Ajani, O.O., Siyanbola, T. O. and John, M. O., (2011) Adsorption Behaviour of Pyrazolo[3, 4-b]Pyridine on Corrosion of Stailess Steel in HCl Solutions, Trends in Applied Sciences Research, 6 (8): 910-917.


39. W.A. Adisa, K.O. Ogunniran, H.O. Otamere, A.O. Oyewopo, O. Okhiai, O.J. Olorunfemi and A.P. Ediangbe, (2011) Heamatological Effect of Telfaria occidentalis in Rats, British Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology, 2(6): 290-292.


40. Joseph, A. Adekoya, Enock, O. Dare, Kehinde O. Ogunniran, Tolutope O. Siyanbola, Anuoluwa A. Akinsiku, Cyril O. Ehieremosele, Christiana O. Ajanaku, Winifred U. Anake, (2014) Facile route to synthesized organically capped size controlled silver nanoparticles, International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, 5 (3): 1220 - 1226.


41. Nwinyi Obinna C., Okonkwo C. O., Nwinyi C. E., Ajanaku K. O., Siyanbola T. O., Ogunniran K. O., Ehi-Eromosele C. O., Akinsiku A. A., Ayano T., (2014) Evaluating the diesel biodegradation potential of wild microfungi isolated from decaying wood in Nigeria, South Asian Journal of Experimental Biology, 4 (3): 211-217. 10


42. Ogunniran Kehinde, Adekoya Joseph, Ehi-Eromosele Cyril, Siyanbola Tolutope, Aladesuyi Olanrewaju, Ajanaku Christiana, Akinlolu Kayode, Mehdi Shihab Salih and Narender Tadigoppula, 2016, Synthesis, characterization, theoretical treatment and antitubercular activity evaluation of (E)-N’-(2,5-dimethoxylbenzylidene)nicotinohydrazide and some of its transition metal complexes against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, H37Rv, Oriental Journal of Chemistry. 32, (1) 413-427. (Scopus Indexed).


43. Olayinka O. Ajani, Martins T. Nlebemuo, Joseph A. Adekoya, Kehinde O. Ogunniran, Tolutope O. Siyanbola, Christiana O. Ajanaku, 2019, Chemistry and pharmacological diversity of quinoxaline motifs as anticancer agents, Acta Pharm. 69 (2) 177–196.


44. Ogunbiyi, I. F., Ogunniran, K. O., Bello, M. O., Ibrahim, A. O., Nutritional values of Brachytrupes Membranaceus (Orthopetra Gryllidae) found in Nigeria. Science Focus, (2006), 111, 29-30.



 (i) Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State.                                                    2007-2014.

(ii) University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State.                                                 1999-2003.

(iii) University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State                                                 1993-1999.

(iv) Ogbomoso Grammar School, Ogbomoso, Oyo State.                             1987-1993.

(v) Osupa Baptist Day School, Ogbomoso, Oyo State.                                 1981-1987.




1. Intercontinental Distillers. Sango Ota, Idiroko road, Ota.                  2000-2001.

Position Held: Quality Control Officer (NYSC)                                                   

Duties Include:

Analysis of Raw Materials for production.

Analysis of Finished Products

Blending of Products.


2. University of Ilorin,

Chemistry Department,

College of Sciences,

Ilorin, Kwara State.

Position Held: Demonstrator                                                         2002-2004.

Duties Include:

Supervision of undergraduate practicals.

Grading of undergraduate practicals

Demonstrating in the laboratories


3. Igbinedion University,

Chemical Sciences Department,

College of Natural and Applied Sciences,

Okada, Edo State.


Position Held: Assistant Lecturer (step 02)                                2005-2007.

Taught courses :

CHM 111: Physical Chemistry I

CHM 121: Inorganic Chemistry II

CHM 212: Physical Chemistry II

CHM 316: Physical Chemistry III

CHM 221: Inorganic Chemistry I

CHM 416: Polymer Technology II


4. Obafemi Awolowo University,

Chemistry Department,

College of Natural Sciences,

Ile-Ife, Osun State.

Position Held: Lecturer II (step 02)                                       2011/2012.


           5. Covenant University,

Department of Chemistry,

College of Sciences and Engineering.

Ota, Ogun State.

Position Held:            Lecturer II                               2008-2010.

Lecturer I                                2010-2014.

Senior Lecturer (step 03)        2014-2018.

Professor                                 Jan., 2018-2020.


        6. Kampala International University

Physical Sciences Department,



Position Held: Professor / Director of Research and Innivations.     2020.



        7. Caleb University

Chemistry Department,



Position Held: Professor / Dean of College of Pure and Applied Sciences.

                                                                                                   2021 -2023.